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Have contact dermatitis on eyebrows and near lids and to the side of eyes. What should I do?

Have contact dermatitis on eyebrows and near lids and to the side of eyes. What should I do?

Figure out cause: Something is obviously irritating your skin, so the first thing is to try out what it is. Lotions/soap/shampoos etc can all cause this. Next, is to use a steroid ointment that is safe around your eyes (fml/lotamax) which only your doc can prescribe. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Contact Dermatitis (Definition)

A condition in which there is irritation and swelling of the skin caused by direct contact with a specific substance. Itching, skin redness, and a skin ...Read more


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How can I treat contact dermatitis?

How can I treat contact dermatitis?

Avoidance & steroids: The most important issue is to avoid the item or items that you are allergic. The rash can be treated with topical steroid cream. Severe and extensive lesions may require systemic treatment with steroids under the care of a doctor. ...Read more

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Contact dermatitis can be induced by?

Contact dermatitis can be induced by?

Skin Irritants: A list of the top culprits that trigger skin reactions, or contact dermatitis. Some cause symptoms like redness, itchy skin, or inflammation.Some are triggered by an individual's allergy (contact allergic dermatitis) while other chemicals affect everyone (contact irritant dermatitis). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/dirty-dozen#1 ...Read more

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Wil contact dermatitis go away by itself?

Wil contact dermatitis go away by itself?

Eventually, yes...: ...Assuming the contactant (substance causing the dermatitis) is identified and removed. But you could go through a lot of itching and scratching before that happens - average contact dermatitis duration is 3 weeks or so. My advice is that you seek treatment, particularly if you don't know for certain that it is a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Does contact dermatitis cause scaring?...

Does contact dermatitis cause scaring?...

Rarely: Most contact dermatitis eruptions when they resolve will at most leave pigment residuals either in the form of lighter skin or a brown stain. More severe cases, particularly those cases of irritant (as opposed to "allergic") contact dermatitis do have the capability of causing scarring. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have contact dermatitis?

How do I know if I have contact dermatitis?

Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis is a T cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity response. Contact allergens include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment along with topical steroid creams. See an Allergist if you are concerned. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing. ...Read more

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Could mild contact dermatitis be dangerous?

Could mild contact dermatitis be dangerous?

No: Contact dermatitis will get better on its own but topical steroids will accelerate its resolution. Antihistamines, either topical or oral, can be helpful for the itching. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat contact dermatitis?

What is the best way to treat contact dermatitis?

Antihistamines and: Steroid creams...Of course it depends on the part of the body involved...Sometimes an "oatmeal" bath is soothing...Cold compresses...But see your dr. If it is getting worse. And an allergist can do patch testing to see what the cause may be...The cure of course is avoiding the trigger. See www.Truetest.Com. ...Read more

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Is there a gentle way to treat contact dermatitis?

Is there a gentle way to treat contact dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Contact dermatitis?

What is the definition or description of: Contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis: Skin contact with an allergen or irritant causes skin reaction with inflammation &/ or redness. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have contact dermatitis & how is it be treated?

Contact dermatitis: Itchy scally lesion usually provoked by contact with culprit causing factor, if every time you have conatct with metals like gold , chemicals, gloves, rubber, cosmotics , cloth etc...Then that is the type. Best rx is to avoid causative material and moderate or potent steroid cream , prescribed by physician ...Read more

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Can contact dermatitis not be itchy?

Can contact dermatitis not be itchy?

Yes: It usually is, but not everyone reads the textbook when they develop their symptoms. :) Try an antihistamine, and if your symptoms worsen or you develop any new symptoms, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a remedy for contact dermatitis?

What is a remedy for contact dermatitis?

Skin Irritants: A list of the top culprits that trigger skin reactions, or contact dermatitis. Some cause symptoms like redness, itchy skin, or inflammation.Some are triggered by an individual's allergy (contact allergic dermatitis) while other chemicals affect everyone (contact irritant dermatitis). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/dirty-dozen#1 ...Read more

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How would manage my contact dermatitis with creams?

How would   manage my contact dermatitis with creams?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have contact dermatitis and is it treatable?

How to tell if I have contact dermatitis and is it treatable?

Dry red skin: Best way is to see your primary care doctor. This doctor will give you the treatment. ...Read more

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Can contact dermatitis be prevented?

Can contact dermatitis be prevented?

Absolutely!: All you have to do is avoid contact with whatever it is you are allergic to. Often, that is easier said than done, however. ...Read more

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I possibly have a contact dermatitis? Steroids?

First of all...: ..."possibly" suggests that you don't know for sure that it's a contact dermatitis. You need a firm diagnosis before starting treatment. Then you should find out (if you don't already know) what allergen is causing the contact dermatitis. A dermatologist can do that with something called patch testing. Indiscriminate application of steroids, without a firm diagnosis, is not a good thing. ...Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more